Adrián López Velarde and Marte Cázarez, have found something that truly hits at the right spot, they’ve formulated a new technique to create a Leather From Cactus leaves called Desserto , the company’s called Adriano Di Marti.
Billions of animals are killed for using their skins in leather industries, such as bags, shoes, etc. The aim of the project is to save the lives of millions of animals, and to provide an alternative product of similar quality and effectiveness.
After two years of research and work, the creators could finally finish marketable cactus leather in July 2019.
Its trade name is Desserto, and it has competitive features compared to animal or synthetic leather, like elasticity and being customizable and breathable.
Adrian and Marte had the idea after working in the furniture automotive, and fashion industries, where they identified that the problem of environmental pollution was serious.
As a result, they were genuinely interested in reducing environmental impact, so they decided to leave their jobs and start Adriano Di Marti, a company to focus on developing Desserto, which nowadays is known as cactus or nopal vegan leather.
Desserto is a highly sustainable plant based vegan-leather made from cactus, often distinguished by its great softness at touch, while offering a great performance for a wide variety of applications, and complying with the most rigorous quality and environmental standards.
The aim is to offer cruelty free, sustainable alternative, without any toxic chemicals, phthalates and PVC.
The result, Desserto, the Cactus Vegan-Leather, is partially biodegradable and has the technical specifications required by the fashion, leather goods, furniture and even automotive industries.
So is a distinguished project that deserves praise and appreciation.
What’s the best, however, is that even though it’s organic and eco-friendly, the cactus-leather is nearly the same price as the real leather. The creators have been able to fabricate car seats, bags, shoes and even apparels using the material.